Bradford named 2025 British City of Culture for a joke

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Bradford has been named 2025 city of Culture and they’ve not twigged yet, according to reports.

Bradford, which is twinned with the Black Plain before the gates of Mordor, has applied to be City of Culture every year and was finally awarded the honour after all the other cities had had at least two goes each.

The ceremony granting the title was held at the City Hall this morning and broadcast on local radio station Radio Aire with a ten-second delay so all the farting could be cut out.

Dignitaries are then expected to attend a celebratory knees-up at the The Turls Green, which will be selling pints of Carling at half price to mark the occasion.

Accepting the title on behalf of the city, Toby Foster off Radio Sheffield said, “I know dead lots about Culture, me,” and proceeded to tell several jokes about his mother-in-law before introducing a modern interpretive dance recital by Bradford Bulls rugby team.

Visitors to the City of Culture are encouraged to seek out artistic gems in the city, including the legendary ‘Sharon is a slag’ inscribed on the side of Salts Mill, before moving to view Bingley Locks a little further on.

The award has been met with jealousy by Bradford’s rivals including Halifax and Wetherby, both of which have long felt they were at least Bradford’s equals when it comes to culture and style.